Show Review: Philipp Plein Fall 2014
While many designers stateside are opting for off-site venues for their runway shows because of the high costs to present at Lincoln Center, some in Milan are having no such problem: going for excess as the fashionable city has long been known to do. Philipp Plein is one such designer upping the ante when it comes to putting on his catwalk presentations, having hired songstress Rita Ora to perform before sending Naomi Campbell out in his first look for his Fall 2014 collection.
Queen Mother Naomi’s first look? A black fox fur collar suede coat embellished with Swarovski crystals layered over skin-tight leather pants which were adorned by a large belt buckle, anchored with a pair of studded boots. The theme “urban cowgirls” couldn’t have been any clearer.
Red and black tartan continued the Western theme on sexy lace-trim slipdresses, ruffle mini skirts, pointed-toe booties, and top-handle totes, given a tough edge with black leather.
Denim was given a glamorous and glitzy spin with beaded detailing and studs. Plein showed us all how to make the classic luxe when pairing it with fur coats, sequin blouses, shimmering crossbody bags, and adorned booties.
There’s no doubt that the young and stylish set including Rita Ora, Nicki Minaj, and Lady Gaga will gravitate toward the collection’s designs while out and about at fashionable parties and quite possibly onstage. A star cutout tulle LBD with lace detailing can definitely work for the red carpet, while the selection of lace-up leather pants might be just the thing for a concert with a crop top.
Thoughts on Philipp Plein’s Fall lineup?